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2014-07-24 08:35:23

VIENNA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria will present data from a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine approach that aims to slow or stop Parkinson's disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation supported the study with a $ 1.5 million grant and will discuss the impact of the results for patients and the Parkinson's research community. When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11.00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) 03.00 pm UTC...

2014-07-22 12:30:17

Initiative to optimize patient care spearheaded by AbbVie and The Michael J. Fox Foundation to visit 11 cities in 2014 NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Parkinson's organizations are working together to help provide Parkinson's patients and caregivers with knowledge and support to optimize their care through the "Partners in Parkinson's" strategic health initiative launched by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie. Partners in Parkinson's offers...

2014-06-06 23:06:51

2014-15 Florida Forum lecture series benefits Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces the 2014-2015 Florida Forum lineup featuring actor and activist Michael J. Fox, best loved political couple James Carville & Mary Matalin and national security experts, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA (Ret.) and Robert S. Mueller, III. The 2014-2015 Florida Forum speaker series, produced by...

2014-06-03 08:31:43

2014 Marks 10th Anniversary Celebration for Danville Concours/Weekend of Automotive Charity Events - Organization Raises More than $2mm to Support Parkinson's Research and Patient Care Since 2004 DANVILLE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When this year's Danville d'Elegance (DDE) Foundation celebrates its upcoming 10th anniversary, September 20-21(st), 2014, with its annual weekend of automotive charity-related events, not only will it be boasting its stature as top fundraiser...

2014-05-08 12:30:05

LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of speakers from all facets of health care convened yesterday to discuss the growth of the specialty pharmaceuticals industry during the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo, hosted by Armada Health Care, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The four-day conference brought together more than 3,000 stakeholders from the specialty pharmacy industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77808 Speakers who participated in the general...

2014-04-28 12:27:49

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founder Michael J. Fox; CEO Todd Sherer, PhD; and Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman Deborah W. Brooks of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) are featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of Clinical Researcher, the journal of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/79262 The April 2014 cover story, authored by Sherer and other MJFF staff, is...

2014-04-23 16:29:24

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is launching a new funding program to promote collaborative analysis of subtypes of the protein alpha-synuclein. Aggregating in the cells of all people with Parkinson's disease (PD), alpha-synuclein is a major target for drug development. To advance those efforts, scientists must analyze different species of this protein -- resulting from splicing or post-translational...

2014-03-31 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results out of a study funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) have enabled researchers to secure a $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), continuing a repurposed drug approved for hypertension to Phase III testing for slowing Parkinson's progression. The trial investigating the compound isradipine will be the most advanced, current study into a disease-modifying therapy for...

2014-01-29 12:27:59

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research projects from three biopharmaceutical companies in the United States comprise the 2013 second half (2H 2013) of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) Partnering Program. Among the most promising in the MJFF portfolio, Partnering Program participants' research projects are presented directly to industry groups who may wish to invest in further development of the project. By connecting industry leaders...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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